Funeral and Memorial Celebrant
A Caring Presence for you and your family.
Servicing Greater Adelaide and Regional South Australia
No more beach walks, no more going out together, no more sharing a bottle of wine. Once the person was there, and now they are not; forever. How do you support someone through the ‘no mores.’
Why do we use the word wake? It seems quite a strange word to use given the circumstances. The funeral industry, like other industries, has a language all of its own.
Should we take children to funerals? I did no get to go to Grandpa’s, and although I have fond memories, I still wonder the wisdom of my parents in the 1970s.
Yes carers need compassion, empathy and listening. But they also need some normal! It will keep them sane through the tragedy.
How do we memoralise someone who has died? Burial plot, mausoleums, ashes? Is there a further way to memorialise, and leave a positive legacy?
When death happens without warning, the shock and disbelief are unbearable.
“They have died. I did not treat them so well. And the guilt is unbearable. What am I going to do?”
The final little pieces with a deceased estate. The trick is to let people know who need to know. They are often very helpful.
Setting the right ‘infrastructure’ for deceased estate can make smooth management for the executors. Matters such as communication, banking, taxation, probate and distributions all need to be considered from the start.
Going through ‘the stuff’ will bring back all sorts of memories. Allow yourself the space to see where the ‘going through’ takes you.